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Revisiting The Best 60 Minutes Of Play In Washington Capitals Franchise History

Photo: @Capitals It’s often stated but rarely realized. “This team can win if they just put together a complete 60 minutes.“ Seems simple, right? But when you scan your vast inventory of past Capitals games, how many of those games … Continue reading

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Looking At Alex Ovechkin’s Seasons Under First-Year Capitals’ Head Coaches

Photo: WaPo After the Washington Capitals hired Peter Laviolette to be the 19th head coach in franchise history, one of the first questions is what kind of influence he will have on captain Alex Ovechkin. NoVa Caps looks at Ovechkin’s … Continue reading

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Accountability And The Washington Capitals

After firing head coach Todd Reirden on August 23, Washington Capitals’ general manager Brian MacLellan told the media that “we need an experienced coach, [one who will] press buttons on some players.” MacLellan thought the sense of accountability within the locker … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz: “I Think It’ll Be A Hell Of A Series”

Photo: Julio Cortez/Associated Press “I think it’ll be a hell of a series,” said Trotz, who coached the Washington Capitals for four seasons before joining the New York Islanders in June 2018. “Both teams are well equipped to go at … Continue reading

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Bench Boss Level Up: Greatest Head Coaching Upgrades in Washington Capitals History

Recently, sports media platform The Athletic released an article on the greatest upgrades in the history of each NHL team. In the case of the Washington Capitals, it was the hiring of David Poile as General Manager that made the … Continue reading

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Former Capitals’ Head Coach Barry Trotz On Alex Ovechkin: “He Really Bought Into The Fact That His Legacy Wouldn’t Be Defined By Everyone Else.”

New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz talked to the media on a Zoom conference call on Friday afternoon. The call included Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippet and Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville. During the call, Trotz discussed … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz Reflects on Time Spent Coaching Alex Ovechkin

Former Washington Capitals bench boss and Stanley Cup champion Barry Trotz reflected on his time coaching Alex Ovechkin Thursday afternoon during an appearance on Sportsnet’s Hockey Central. Trotz was asked whether or not he enjoyed coaching superstars because his Islanders … Continue reading

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Former Capitals’ Head Coach Barry Trotz: “If I Was A Betting Man, I Would Bet On [Alex Ovechkin] Breaking That Goal-scoring Record. In My Mind, There’s No Doubt He’s Going To Do It.”

Former Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz met with the media Monday morning following the Islanders morning skate at Capital One Arena. Trotz was asked about his former captain, Alex Ovechkin, who is heading into Monday’s game against Trotz and … Continue reading

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The Washington Capitals and Defensive Woes: Is This Becoming a New Problem For the Club?

Is the Capitals blueline still a strength of the club? Continue reading

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Five Things That Must Turn Around for the Washington Capitals in 2019-20

How can the Washington Capitals make another deep run at the Stanley Cup in 2020? Continue reading

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